Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft: 2019 Post Combine Edition (Reid 3.0)

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PALO ALTO, CA – SEPTEMBER 08: Bryce Love #20 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrates after scoring on a seven yard touchdown run against the USC Trojans in the first quarter of an NCAA football game at Stanford Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Round 5, Pick 165

RB Bryce Love


It’s crazy that a talent like Bryce Love can fall this far but that is exactly what many are projecting. Love, likely to sit out all of 2019, is just the type of investment the Dallas Cowboys are known for picking.

The Dallas Cowboys are top-heavy in their running back depth. Workhorse Ezekiel Elliott obviously dominates the carries but behind him is a mixed bag of concern. Given the durability of Zeke, it’s hard to consider RB a pressing need early in this draft. But looking towards his impending contract situation, finding a back capable of carrying the load should a hold-out occur should be priority at some point.

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Bryce Love, 5’9” 196lbs, isn’t the workhorse Zeke is, but he’s more than capable of being a RB1 in the NFL. He’s incredibly shifty and illusive, he has second-level ability and good enough hands to be a receiver out of the backfield and in the slot (although not much proof he can be a decent route-runner). But given his work ethic and tenacity, one would think Love can develop in that area.

Should Zeke find himself in a bad contract situation in a year or two, Love would able to slide into that top role and still allow the Dallas Cowboys offense to hum. This is a value pick, pure and simple.

Bryce Love’s durability should be a concern but when he’s healthy he’s a versatile weapon that would fit just about any offense.